Britain/New Delhi : When Jeremy was 6 years old, his dream was to become a boxer like his father. He also started taking boxing training as he himself was a national level boxer. But later he got into the world of Weightlifting.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga, a 19-year-old talented weight lifter, has won India’s second gold. With this, India has won 5 medals in the Commonwealth and has reached the 6th position in the medal tally. Weightlifter Jeremy has won gold despite being injured. Jeremy lifted a total of 300 kg in the 67 kg category, which is also a Commonwealth Games record. Despite an elbow injury, Jeremy did not lose heart and gave India its fifth medal in weightlifting.
Jeremy Lalrinnunga’s father was a national level boxer, so the son also wanted to follow in his footsteps. Jeremy started learning boxing at the age of 6. Later he got into weightlifting. Jeremy Lalrinnunga started lifting weights when he was only 10 years old. He started taking training from Army Sports Institute, Pune and from 2016 i.e. at the age of 12, he started participating in national and international tournaments.
Jeremy has set a new Commonwealth Games record by lifting 305 kg in the Commonwealth Games. However, the relationship between him and Records is quite old. He has become the first Indian to win gold at the youngest. In the 2018 Youth Olympics, Jeremy also set a record by lifting 274 kg. Then he was only 15 years old. This young athlete, who hails from Mizoram, has now increased his hopes of winning a medal in the Paris Olympics as well.